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The 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.

In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.


NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Windows Goal from the faceoff.
NHL 08 Windows Two philadelphia players
NHL 08 Windows Shoot out mini-game

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NHL 08 Other UK cover art - PlayStation 2 - RGB
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot


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Gaming Age Xbox 360 Oct 04, 2007 A 100
PGNx Media PlayStation 3 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 2007 90 out of 100 90
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Oct 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 16, 2007 78 out of 100 78
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 27, 2007 71 out of 100 71


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